Captain Rich Evans: a Legacy of Fight and Defend

May 30, 2014

"I joined the Army the day after September 11," said Captain Rich Evans, sharing his long legacy in fighting for the United States. He admits freely his changing emotion towards Afghanistan. 

"I think we carried a lot of anger into Afghanistan originally," he said. "I know I was angry when I got here. I think what we'll carry out hopefully is the knowledge that we can't right all of the injustice in the world." 

This series of interviews looks into soldiers' personal experiences of serving in Afghanistan through what they carry physically and emotionally throughout the experience. The series offers a larger look at what America, as a nation, will have from its longest-running war.

This series is inspired by Tim O’Brien’s Pulitzer-nominated book, The Things They Carried.